Photographer Grant presents Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture Feb. 2

Allison Grant, “Storm,” 2011. From the “Unsoiled” series.
Allison Grant, “Storm,” 2011. From the “Unsoiled” series.

Photographer Grant presents Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture Feb. 2

calendar icon27 Jan 2017    

Allison Grant
Allison Grant

Lincoln, Neb.--Photographer Allison Grant will present the next lecture of the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artists & Scholars Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to UNL each semester to enhance the education of students.

Grant is a Chicago-based artist, educator and curator and teaches in the Photography and Art & Art History departments at Columbia College in Chicago.

She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia College in Chicago and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2004.

Works by Grant have been widely exhibited at venues such as Azimuth Projects, Chicago; Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; and the Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati.

Her works are held in public collections at Columbia College in Chicago, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, DePaul Art Museum in Chicago and 4h Culture in Seattle.

Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design. Each visiting artist or scholar spends one to three days on campus to meet with classes, participate in critiques and give demonstrations. Every visiting artist or scholar gives at least one major lecture that is free and open to the public.

The remaining lectures in the series this spring include:
Robert Bubp, Associate Professor of Art and Design at Wichita State University, on March 2 at 5:30 p.m. His current projects include research into traditions and local politics of street vending in different cultures.

• Designer and Entrepreneur Rob Forbes on March 9 at 5:30 p.m. Forbes has been a ceramic artist, professor, author, publisher, photographer, and business entrepreneur. He has held executive positions at numerous retail companies, but is best known as the Founder of Design Within Reach (1998) and PUBLIC Bikes (2009). 

• Forensic Archaeologist Caroline Sturdy Colls on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. Colls is an Associate Professor of Forensic Archaeology and Genocide Investigation at Staffordshire University. She is also the Research Lead of the Centre of Archaeology at the same institution.

• Graphic Designer Ellen Lupton on April 6 at 5:30 p.m. Lupton is a writer, curator, educator and designer. She is the senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

• Sculptor David Lobdell on April 13 at 5:30 p.m. Lobdell is Professor of Fine Art and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts at New Mexico Highlands University

• Photographer Lawrence McFarland on April 20 at 5:30 p.m. McFarland, who received his M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1976, is professor emeritus from the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught from 1985 until 2013. He was awarded the first William and Bettye Nowlin Endowed Professorship in Photography in 2003.

For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History & Design at (402) 472-5522.